Read the story of how the Canal & River Trust came to be
Work for us
We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Stoppages and notices
We're continually carrying out work to improve our canals and rivers. Find out if we're working along your route before you set off on a boat trip
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
The Shropshire Union Canal: Emergency Appeal
Part of the Shropshire Union Canal has collapsed and is in need of urgent repair. We've started an appeal to help with the restoration of this much-loved waterway
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
21 December 2017
Principal water engineer, John Kearsey, tells us about Tringford pump being lifted for an overhaul and well-earned Christmas Break.
Posted by: The water management team
20 December 2017
The water management team updates us on progress against the strategic actions set out in their Water Resources Strategy 2015
The water management team update us on the Water Act 2003 and its potential impacts on the Canal & River Trust’s water availability in the future.
Adam Comerford, national hydrology manager heads up the Canal & River Trust’s water management team. Here he describes his role.
22 August 2017
One of our water engineers, Mike Wheeler, tells us about using GPS equipment to help manage our precious water.
Lots of work goes into keeping your canals enjoyable.
17 August 2017
The water management team use state of the art equipment to help us manage the water in the canals.
2 June 2017
One volunteer in particular has been helping us manage our water for years.
The water management team spend their days making sure that we have just the right amount of water in our canals. Here they share some of the highlights of their work with us.